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Date:      Mon, 3 Jan 2000 18:22:04 +0600 (NOVT)
From:      "Alexey N. Dokuchaev" <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   That compat thing
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Happy y2k!

I have a /compat directory, which links my to /usr/compat dir.  There, I
have only one subdir 'linux', cding to it yields me bin, boot, etc, lib,
mnt and other subdirs.

So what do I have here?  I thought that to be able to run linux binaries I
need only two things: linux kernel loadable module (which usually starts
in my rc.i386) and corresponding libraries.  However, in
/usr/compat/linux/bin I have all bunch of staff: basename, [, bash, ls,
chmod, chown, date, dd, echo....  Just to name a few.  But whenever I try
to run anything from it, it thinks
that / is actually /usr/compat/linux/.  I say 'ls /etc' and what I got it
is contents of /usr/compat/linux/etc.  What the hell?  What the point of
having all these progs?

Don't remember right now whether I did install support for 2.2 binaries
and 3.0 a.outs; how can I check this (assuming I don't have old software
hanging around)?  Should I have anything except linux dir in /usr/compat
in this case?

Hope I made myself clear :-)


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